Latest Communication disorders Stories

2012-08-28 23:00:09

The idea of teaching social competence is just now beginning to gain attention in teacher preparation programs.

2012-03-13 10:32:53

Recent studies by a UT Dallas researcher aim at finding better ways to diagnose young children with language impairments.

Shut Up Gun? New Device Forces Others To Be Quiet
2012-03-03 06:05:50

Japanese researchers have developed a device not unlike a real-life mute button -- a handheld gun that can actually (and painlessly) force a person to stop speaking.

2012-01-27 06:46:37

A new study has shown that babies who develop autism show different brain responses within the first year of their life.

2012-01-06 06:11:26

Deafness affects 2 to 4 of every 1,000 people within the United States alone. A gene known as FGF20, located in a portion of the genome has been associated with inherited deafness in otherwise healthy families, but new clues found in mice may lead to a solution in human deafness.

Gene Could Helps Scientists Understand Genetic Deafness
2012-01-04 14:17:59

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine report they have found new clues that may help scientists understand the genetic causes of deafness.

2011-11-30 14:35:25

In the largest study of brain development in preschoolers with autism to date, a study by UC Davis MIND Institute researchers has found that 3-year-old boys with regressive autism, but not early onset autism, have larger brains than their healthy counterparts.

2011-11-22 08:27:40

Mutated genes in the sensory hair cells of the inner ear prevent sound waves from being converted into electrical signals- a fundamental first step in hearing. Restoring electrical signals in the sensory cells of deaf mice by introducing new genes allowed the mice to hear.

2011-09-28 19:29:46

A primary characteristic of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is impairments in social-communication skills.

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